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Re: West Brom's Ultimate Legend
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2012, 08:14:27 PM »
Bomber for me a real legend
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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2012, 08:40:56 PM »
Astle
Brown
Regis
Robson
Taylor
Allen



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« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2012, 11:17:13 PM »
 ;D  Hard one to pick but I will give a top 5 with my preferences.

   1.  The King
   2.  Bomber
   3.  Bobby Hope
   4.  Ronnie Allen
   5.  Cyrille Regis.

Others worth a place Cunningham,John Kaye,Superbob,Ray Barlow,John Osborne.Darren Moore.
To be fair I didnt see the players pre 1960s. so difficult to assess.

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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2012, 03:11:07 AM »
I recognise and acknowledge all bomber did for this club but as never getting the oppurtinity to see him play i cant nominate him.
so for me its bob taylor scored the first goal i ever saw at the hawthorns and made me fall in love with this club straight away.
when it comes to legends its all subjective in my opinion.....

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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2012, 07:53:05 AM »
Given our history, I think it has to be Billy Bassett. Jeff Astle second, Ray Barlow third, Bomber Brown fourth and Ronnie Allen fifth.
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« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2012, 09:36:19 AM »
Tony "Bomber" Brown, definitely.

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« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2012, 09:36:48 AM »
Ronnie Allen scored loads, managed  and signed Regis. He was involved with the club, helping out with coaching, scouting, the kit and anything else needed until the end of his days.
He's my dad's vote but I can't see past Tony Brown.
Pennington, Bassett, W.G. Richardson, Astle, John Wile, Derek Kevan, .....

Many modern day players have given great service to our great club, but true legends gave so much more, within succesful teams.

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« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2012, 09:47:16 AM »
1 - Tony Brown
2 - Ronnie Allen
3 - Jeff Astle
4 - Bobby Hope
5 - John Wile
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« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2012, 10:39:35 AM »
1. Ronnie Allen
2. Tony Brown
3. Jeff Astle
4. Ali Brown (so underrated)
5. Keith Curle

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« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2012, 10:44:09 AM »
Absolutely agree with most on this thread, Tony Brown was & always will be a TRUE LEGEND of West Bromwich Albion, his contribution to the club is immeasurable, goals, appearances, etc.. he is to this day a brilliant ambassador for the Albion, a club he played for all his career & his love for us still shines through whenever he's interviewed or doing his regular radio commentary.

I grew up watching the team in the very late 60's & the 70's, so a special mention to The King, Cyrille, Robbo, Wile & coming more up to date Super Bobby Taylor & Big Dave.

There are a couple of the current crop with the potential to become legends, time will tell.   
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Re: West Brom's Ultimate Legend
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2012, 11:25:13 AM »

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Re: West Brom's Ultimate Legend
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2012, 11:29:38 AM »
there are probably half a dozen genuine contenders but for me it has to be tony bomber brown :)

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« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2012, 11:32:03 AM »
My own 'legends' that I have watched over the years (I am 35)

Bob Taylor
Darren Moore
Darren Bradley (That goal!)
Sean Flynn (just for his press ups!)

Club Legends have to be Bomber and The King really dont they.

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« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2012, 12:00:30 PM »
the ones before my lifetime i would suggest due to commitment to the club: the bomber mr wba himself.

id like to see the likes of morrison and brunt do their 10 year plus career stint here, as we have taken to raw young players and turned them into very capable premier league players
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« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2012, 12:28:03 PM »
the ones before my lifetime i would suggest due to commitment to the club: the bomber mr wba himself.

id like to see the likes of morrison and brunt do their 10 year plus career stint here, as we have taken to raw young players and turned them into very capable premier league players


No offence mate but Brunt could do 30 years here and he wouldn't be a legend he's just not good enough. The same for Bob Taylor / Darren Moore, they are lower league players. West Bromwich Albion as a club historically is far better than that.

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« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2012, 01:14:41 PM »
Great thread this. In my youth I read anything I could about Albion, and the names of Basset and Pennington kept on coming up. What about though, Ray Barlow, a giant of a player, W.G. Richardson, a great goal scorer, and my late father loved Len Millard as a fantastic captain.

In my time, the usual suspects, the King and the Bomber, but I'd also offer Bobby Hope, our youngest ever player and now still working for the club as a scout all these years later. The again what about Ossie (Osborne, not Ardilles), arguably our best ever goalkeeper and a tremendous character who really connected with the supporters.

From the 70s and 80s, Laurie, Cyrille, Allie Rob...the list is potentially endless and I couldn't choose.

Just a thought though, the title doesn't say it has to be a player. So, what about the bloke who has done great work steadying the ship, built a system that others envy and try to copy, made us financially stable and taken us from strength to strength over he last ten years or so?

I give you the legend that is Mr Jeremy Peace.  :)
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« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2012, 01:54:24 PM »

No offence mate but Brunt could do 30 years here and he wouldn't be a legend he's just not good enough. The same for Bob Taylor / Darren Moore, they are lower league players. West Bromwich Albion as a club historically is far better than that.
Historically in my time we was a lower league club, and the players that stood out for me as real players who played for the badge and still have an affinity with the club are Taylor/ Moore hence why they are legends to me, there are many definitions of a legend and obviously they do not tick every box but to me they stand out in my era.
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« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2012, 02:03:03 PM »
I think to term someone a legend you have to look back on their career with the club and then see what impact they have had in their time here.

Billy Bassett - Player, manager, Chairman connected with the club for I think over 50 years

Tony Brown - broke all records which will never be beaten

Can any player in the past 20 years or so come close to anything near to those achievements and be classed as a legend.

Legend is a term banded about way to easy these days. Heroes and legends two vastly different things.
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Re: West Brom's Ultimate Legend
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2012, 04:09:40 PM »
Brown for me (Tony) but having said that Ali wasnt bad either.

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Re: West Brom's Ultimate Legend
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2012, 05:22:04 PM »
Tony Brown for sure!! So many other names come close but appearances and records it has to be him!!

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Re: West Brom's Ultimate Legend
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2012, 06:56:15 PM »
Astle for me, loved the club as much as any of us, used to attend all the games until he became to ill.

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Re: West Brom's Ultimate Legend
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2012, 07:14:55 PM »
I appreciate why so many are going for Bomber but it's got to be Jeff Astle for me.

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« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2012, 07:24:41 PM »
If you mean a player it is either Bomber, Pennington or Astle,

If you mean true club legend full stop it has to be Fred Everiss followed by Billy Bassett.
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Re: West Brom's Ultimate Legend
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2012, 07:25:30 PM »
TONY BROWN....................no one else comes close.

Name a record at the Albion and chances are TB holds that record.

Enough said !
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Re: West Brom's Ultimate Legend
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2012, 09:08:53 PM »
Bomber, Astle, Regis all true legends but theres another one(i dont think anybody has mentioned him)
Gary Megson, if it wasnt for Megson we wouldnt be where we are today, he laid the foundations for our climb to the top flight, i even remember one of my mates laughing when Megson said his goal was to take Albion to the prem
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